2017 Events

Sneak Preview…2017 Bloomsday Montréal June 10 to June 16
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Festival Opener — Reception and Registration

Get a first-hand look at all the Festival Bloomsday Montréal events scheduled between between June 10 and Bloomsday, June 16. Register in-person at the Festival Opener or online.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Films

We are lining up film screenings that highlight the Irish experience and bring us into James Joyce, his novels and his world.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Food & Fun

Bloomsday Brunch

Hats off to Chef Peter Saunders! Our Bloomsday supporter and talented connoisseur of fine food organizes the brunch — now a popular annual event.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Reading, Pub Supper & Quiz

Enjoy a pint, tasty pub supper and an evening of rollicking Joycean entertainment. Actress Kathleen Fee reads from the “Penelope” chapter that closes Ulysses. Stay in your seat — we wrap the evening with a pub quiz of all things Irish led by award-winning local author and quizmaster Larissa Andrusyshyn.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Pub of the Day

Local pubs — Irish culture by the pint and enough atmosphere to make you believe that you just walked in from O’Connell Street in Dublin.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Keynote Speaker

James Joyce was attentive to Jewish culture and cast his famous protagonist — Leopold Bloom — as a Jewish advertising salesman. Leading Joycean scholar, Michael Kenneally, principal of Concordia’s School of Irish Studies will touch on this important and interesting dynamic in Ulysses as he takes on a literary journey through its famous passages. And, look for Jim Kelly, Canada’s new ambassador to Ireland, who plans to attend.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Meet the Author

Denis Sampson opens up his recent book, The Found Voice: Writers’ Beginnings, Oxford University Press. This fascinating study of five major writers — V.S. Naipaul, J.M. Coetzee, Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro and William Trevor — reveals how each found a unique voice at a turning point in their writing careers.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Musical Events

In the planning stage now. Stay tuned and watch the website for details as we get them finalized.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Panel Discussions

Lively talks and discussions bring the masterpieces of Joycean literature to life, and pull back the curtain on the man and his times. Led by professors from the School of Irish Studies — all renowned heritage interpreters — our panels are a  must-see for Irish Montréalers and festival goers alike.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Readings, Storytelling & Music

Reading, Pub Supper & Quiz

Enjoy a pint, tasty pub supper and an evening of rollicking Joycean entertainment. Actress Kathleen Fee reads from the “Penelope” chapter that closes Ulysses. Stay in your seat — we wrap the evening with a pub quiz of all things Irish led by award-winning local author and quizmaster Larissa Andrusyshyn.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Storytelling & Music

Master storytellers, Jan Gregory and Margaret Nicolai, join pianist Natalia Davydova and soprano Kathleen McAuliffe for a lunch hour of Joycean stories and music. Listen and singalong — you’ll hear some of the best-loved tunes that appear in the works of James Joyce.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Bloomsday Readings

If you are new to the festival, June 16 is Bloomsday — Montréal joins hundreds of cities around the world that mark this special anniversary for a much-loved Irish author.

Do not miss these dramatic readings from Ulysses by local media personalities and actors. Insight and context comes along with Joycean experts, Maggie Benfield and Denis Sampson, who introduce each reading. Also slated — readings from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — to honour the 100th anniversary of the novel’s publication.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

Walking Tours in French and English

Walk, talk and learn about history, memory, class and community in these fascinating walking tours of Irish Montréal — in French and English.
Registration Opens May 1, 2017

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